Thursday, 4 September 2008

New supplies, new embroidery, and a bit of a surprise

I don't normally get sick, but today I've sneezed ten times, and am feeling grumpy and snuffly, so I think I might be. It must be karma for the email rant I sent to my American friend about the fact that the NHS is amazing and universal health is a human right - now I'm being sent to test it! Anyway, that wasn't what this blog post was supposed to be about!

A couple of posts ago, I mentioned that I had had a consignment deal go bad. I didn't mention who the consignment is with (although if you go back to February 08 in this blog you could find out...), because I couldn't decide on the karma on it. I also randomly decided to deposit their returned cheque in the bank again, figuring it couldn't hurt. It had last bounced on 31st July. Well, this is a bit odd, because it appears that this time around, the cheque has cleared. So, now I am in a quandry. I'm definitely not going to do any more business with them, as it's a bit of a farce, but do I name and shame or not? Hmmm.

Anyways, onto much more exciting things. I finished this pretty little girl up last Friday, but it has taken until today until there was good enough light to take pictures of her. I really love th colour of her coat, and how the raindrops ended up quite randomly. I'm not a hundred percent sure about the flowers though. I wish I was this cute as a little girl, but I have to admit to never having quite got the hang of using an umbrella, and even to this day, I rarely use one. Some basic skills seem to have passed me by!

Look at this lovely ribbon! I received it today from Sarah at Paper and String. Sarah keeps the most fabulous stuff, and is also really talented at making loveliness from felt too. I haven't ordered anything from her in ages, but now that I've received this litle bounty pack, I have a feeling I'll be back. I am supposed to be cutting back on supplies, but sometimes you just can't help yourself!!


Christopher And Tia said...

Eew, I've been sick a lot lately. I hope you start feeling better sooner than later.

Lady Arwen of the Silver Rose said...

I saw your little girl on Flickr and came by to say I love how it turned out.
Have you ever done silk ribbon embroidery? I think you'd like it quite a lot.

Alexandra said...

Your little girl is so sweet!

Kristi said...

I love your little umbrella girl, she's just the sweetest! :)

Anonymous said...

She is cute and I definitely love that jacket colour. Umbrellas are a pain in real life, they are hard to use without knocking someone and at the first puff of wind they blow out. Pffft much better on fabric!

Kate said...

The embroidery is so cute! I'm determined to learn how to doodle stitch!!